About Me

Florence, Arizona
Welcome to my blog. I am newly retired and eager to enjoy it all - decorating, shopping, cooking, travel and most crafts - paper crafts, stained glass, mosaic, mixed media, sketching, painting - you name it, I want to try it.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Altered Box

Here's an experiment!  I mosaic-ed this wooden box with paper - it was lots of work but came out pretty cute - BUT it was a lot of work!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Paper Bag Album

Made for the GIBBS 2 swap that I am currently in - a paper bag album - this was a really fun project - made with brown paper bags.  It turned into a wonderful photo album with spaces for those ever so special pictures.

My partner has two daughters and I made something for pictures of her daughters.  The tags slip into the paper bags.  I also included some poems about daughters.

Halloween Hanging

I don't know if the pictures will show how cute this is - I absolutely love it.  Little rows of paper make slots for the cute little tags.  You could also make little mats for pictures and tuck them into the rows.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Altered Rubik's Cube

In the GIBBS 2 swap on the Cricut MB, there is a phrase "Road Trip" for which we were supposed to make an item for our partner.  I copied some maps on cardstock, and glued them in 3/4" squares on the Rubik's cube -- I think it's kinda cute.

Tri-Fold Card

My first tri-fold card - I love these cards - they are so cute, and actually very easy to make.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My First Word Book!

These are so cute  ... I made this for a buddy of mine on the GIBBS2 Cricut MB swap.  So fun - fun to make, fun to give, fun to look at.

Cans, cans and more cans

My very first project ever with my new E was a can - I made two for hostess gifts at Thanksgiving.  They were a huge hit and I made more and more.  They make great containers for gifts.  I usually hang a paint can opener on a ribbon and people can't wait to grab the opener and dig in!  Finally had given them to everyone possible, so had to move on to something new!


Aren't I cute?  I'm from PDDU.


I Love Cards!!


Christmas trees - before and after!

Layout - Kids Grow Up So Fast

Here's a simple LO I did with Brian as a baby, and all grown up.  I love this because of his note to me in the middle - I wanted that to be the centerpiece.  And the  paper in the middle of the page - Brian wrote that to me when he was little.  YES, I save everything.

Altered House